Coushatta Native Works Band Camp at Grambling

The Grambling State University Marching Band said Louis Lemons, a native of Coushatta, is serving as the Summer 2022 High School Band Camp Assistant Male Camp Director. He started his journey in music in his church choir. He attended Red River High School where he was a part of the Marching Band.

After graduating in 2009, he continued his education at Grambling State University. He became a part of The World Famed Tiger Marching Band. Mr. Lemons graduated from Grambling with his bachelor’s in Instrumental Music Education with a focus in Percussion.

After college, Mr. Lemons became the band director at Peabody Magnet High School where he has taught for five years. Here he has achieved many accomplishments with his band and continues to push students to participate in band on a collegiate level.

Mr. Lemons believes music is a path to success. He has been a dedicated music educator and is always committed to exposing his students to new experiences. He has sent several students to march on the collegiate level and hopes to continue give opportunities that they never would have otherwise had without being in band.

Lemons’ first grade teacher remembers him.  Christy Suggs said, “He is one of my former students. I taught him in 1st grade my 1st year (97-98) at Coushatta Elementary School.” Suggs added, “I just finished my 26th year.”

Grambling University Marching Band contributed to this article.

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